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Pokemon GO - Sylveon PVP Analysis - Best Moveset, Max CP

Thanks to the completion of the recent global challenge, Pokemon GO players have unlocked the addition of Sylveon to the game.

With the relative lack of Fairy-type Pokemon in the world, plus their ability to decimate Dragons – players are wondering just how good Sylveon can be in Pokemon GO.

Here’s your answer as we look at the max CP of Sylveon, plus its best moveset and its relevance in the PVP meta.

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Sylveon Max CP and Other Details

As Sylveon is a pure Fairy-type Pokemon, it has two major weaknesses – Poison and Steel-type moves.

However, while it has two big weaknesses, Sylveon has some even bigger resistances, with Dragon-type moves doing only 40% damage and Bug, Dark and Fighting-types also reduced.

As you may expect, Sylveon doesn’t have close to the highest max CP in the game, however, its numbers are still respectable.

At level 40, Sylveon has a max CP of 3069 and when powered up to level 50 using XL Candies, Sylveon’s max CP jumps to 3470.

Sylveon Best Moveset

Sylveon has some really nice coverage with its best moveset, incorporating two powerful Fairy-type moves with its Community Day featured move.

You can see its best moveset below:

  • Charm – Fast Move
  • Moonblast or Dazzling Gleam – Charge Move
  • Last Resort – Charge Move

Can Sylveon Crack the GO Battle League?

The simple answer is yes.

Sylveon has what it takes to make its mark across all three of the major GO Battle Leagues.

Great League is the area in which Sylveon is likely to be at its weakest. Although it still ranks in the top 113 Pokemon in the division according to PVPoke, Sylveon loses to some of the league’s biggest players including Azumarill, Galarian Stunfisk and Swampert.

Unfortunately, its outclassed by a range of other Fairy-types including Clefable, Granbull, Slurpuff and Aromatisse here, however, is still a decent niche pick.

Moving onto the Ultra League and Sylveon starts to build up steam. It still falls behind Clefable XL, Granbull XL and Aromatisse XL in terms of Fairy Pokemon but it does move forwards to become the 65th best in the division.

This time out, Sylveon can beat some major competitors including Giratina, Obstagoon and Gyarados.

The Master League is where Sylveon really shines, due to the abundance of strong Dragon-type Pokemon.

Sylveon still falls behind Togekiss, however, is now the 23rd best Pokemon in the division.

It picks up big wins against the following Pokemon (Overall ranking in brackets):

  • Dragonite (1st)
  • Gyarados (6th)
  • Garchomp (13th)
  • Zekrom (16th)
  • Palkia (19th)
  • Yveltal (22nd)
  • Dialga (26th)
  • Giratina (30th)

So, based on this, you can expect to see more of the Intertwining Pokemon in the near future.

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Sam Woods

Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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